New Delhi: According to reports North Korea has successfully carried out a hydrogen bomb test, and if confirmed it will be the significant advancement for its military ambitions.
This is the fourth test by North Korea and its first fusion bomb. This kind of explosive derives its energy from nuclear fusion, especially a hydrogen bomb.
Here are some points which will help in understanding various facets of Hydrogen bomb:
What is Hydrogen bomb?
It is a thermonuclear weapon that uses the energy releases from primary nuclear fission reaction and thereby igniting a secondary nuclear fusion reaction.
After having a reaction, it will result in great explosive power.
How powerful it is?
The power of Hydrogen bomb is such that it can create a seismic event once it is exploded. A hydrogen bomb uses small atoms for fusion- such as hydrogen to combine them which result in a huge explosion and is hundred times more powerful than an atomic bomb.
According to available reports from thenUnited States Geological department has said that today's test by North Korea has created an earthquake which was having a magnitude of 5.1. It occurred 19 kilometers (12 miles) east-northeast of Sungjibaegam (Province in North Korea).
How potent a hydrogen bomb when compared to an atomic bomb?
Today's test of Hydrogen bomb was the most powerful and crucial event that North Korea has done till date.
Think about the atom bombs that destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki on August 6, 1945, during World War II (1939-45). The explosion had such a devastating affect that it wiped out 90 percent of the city and immediately killed 80,000 people; tens of thousands more would later die of radiation exposure.
But the Hydrogen bombs use fusion, which take small atoms to have an explosion that is hundred times more powerful than an atomic bomb.
So, basically a hydrogen bomb causes huge explosion than an atomic bomb.
Impact of Hydrogen bomb
Hydrogen bomb has that much capacity which can destroy a country in few seconds. However it is most difficult to make, since it requires a much higher temperature to carry out for producing more energy and the energy is used to ignite fusion.
The hydrogen bomb can create a blast equivalent to 50 Megatons and in comparison to the atomic bomb which was used in Hiroshima and Nagasaki and was about 16 Kilotons.